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  • webmaster
  • | Sep 8, 2011

What should I do now to improve my skills?... What videos will help my Endgame?... Which Mentor Courses will make me a better strategist? At my level, should I be playing more - or studying more?...

... Sound familiar? Well, wonder no longer:

Study Plans bring uncertainty and aimlessness to an end, charting a clear path to chess improvement! Let's face it: There is a huge wealth of information & learning tools on Chess.com, and these plans will help you navigate through it, with two goals:

  • to reveal the very best material for your current skill level, and...
  • to unify that content so that diverse yet complementary activities reinforce each other for high-impact learning and fast improvement!


    Plans for Beginning Players (Ratings < 1399)

      #1 Beyond the Basics

      #2 Beginners: The Opening!

      #3 Beginners: Tactics!

      #4 Beginners: Strategy!

      #5 Beginners: The Endgame!

      #6 Beginners: Bringing It All Together!


      Plans for Intermediate Players (Ratings 1400-1799)

        #1 Intermediate: The Opening!

        #2 Intermediate: Strategy!

        #3 Intermediate: Tactics!

        #4 Intermediate: The Endgame!

        #5 Intermediate: Bringing It All Together!

        Advanced players, stay tuned for more Study Plans, coming eventually...


        • 4 days ago


          I recently got an email from chess.com asking what I hated about the site. Of course I complained about lack of advanced study plans and I hope everyone else here will do the same. Also, they really need to update the video guide. As it is, it's impossible to make much use of videos in a rational manner.Cool

        • 4 days ago



        • 5 days ago


          the advanced plans are now, "coming eventually..." instead of almost three years of, "coming soon...".

        • 2 weeks ago


          Guys, to translate the courses recommend using the function crohme google translate, just click the right mouse button and choose to translate to your language option.

        • 2 weeks ago


          Please, not that!?!   Cry

        • 2 weeks ago


          i,m very exciting to play with new persons like you and i want to share my feelings with you

        • 2 weeks ago


          Tienes razón zucaparrote. Los cursos en español, please.

          Espero que chess.com nos informe si estan trabajando en esto.

        • 2 weeks ago


          Es una lastima que la mayoria del material para mejorar en ajedrez en este sitio este en ingles, es una gran decepcion para los que hablamos español.

        • 3 weeks ago


          en español por favor

        • 3 weeks ago


          Huh, ?   Tongue Out

        • 3 weeks ago


          Hi Guys, when I used to play chess 1.5 years ago, I had a FIDE Rapid rating of 1435. How can I regain my lost form? I currently have a blitz rating on Chess.com around the low 1400's after starting again. I haven't learnt anything new. I just played around 20 games. How can I get to 2000 as fast as possible?

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        • 5 weeks ago


          Only criticism is I dont think the endgame plan effectly helps you identify weaknesses and strengths that can enable you to win in double bishop vs knight endgames, Knight vs Bishop, different types of pawn endgames ect. (Many common positions basically)

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        • 5 weeks ago


          I wish I could turn my profile picture the right way round

        • 5 weeks ago


          Hey Advanced Players,

          Make sure you check out the new "Advanced" (Expert and Master) study courses on Chess Mentor! (Created by Masters and Grandmasters)

        • 5 weeks ago


          The comments here are getting pretty lame. I guess we have finally given up on advanced study plans.  Cry

        • 5 weeks ago


          Tongue Out

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